Dear Saint Anne Family:
Thank you for choosing our outstanding Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Saint Anne Parish School, for your family. We are blessed to have you and your children as a part of our faith-filled learning community.
We are reaching out to share some exciting ongoing news with you. Per last year, the State of Illinois has a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend private schools through the “Invest in Kids Act”. Tax credit scholarships offered through this program include schools such as Saint Anne Parish School and could help offset tuition costs for qualifying low and middle income families up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible fees for next school year. We were so blessed this school year to be the recipients of this Tax Credit Scholarship offering.
There will be some significant changes in how and when you may apply for and receive scholarships to Catholic schools.
We are asking all current recipients of scholarships from our school to apply for the new tax credit scholarships. We will not approve any families for Parish Scholarships unless they first apply for the tax credit scholarship from the state.
To apply for tax credit scholarships, you will need to apply to a separate organization that manages the scholarship process, instead of Saint Anne and Facts Management directly. Empower Illinois has created a two-step application process similar to last year to make the application easier for families and maintain the first come, first served nature of the scholarship. Families can complete the first step of the application process online on January 15 at 7 p.m. through their website, www.empowerillinois.org. For more information on applying, please click HERE!
Please make a note of this VERY important date.
Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, so it is very important to apply early.
If you have an questions, please contact Mrs. Margaret Buckstaff at 847-620-3054 or myself. As always, all conversations are held in strict confidence.
We hope you will consider enrolling your child for the 2019-2020 school year.
Please complete the registration process below. The following items need to be provided to complete the registration application process:
1) A completed online registration form*
2) A copy of the child’s birth certificate and baptismal certificate (if applicable)
3)That organization may begin accepting applications as early as December. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, so it is very important to apply early. Please note, this application deadline is a much earlier than in previous years.
In conjunction with this great scholarship news, it is time for our school registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Once again, we have simplified the re-registration process.
We are presuming that all current students will be returning.
If your child(ren) are returning to Saint Anne Parish School next year, you will be billed $250 per child, non-refundable re-registration fee on your March statement through Smart Tuition. This $250 fee includes a $75 processing fee, and $175 towards 2019-2020 tuition/fees. This fee reserves your child’s spot for the upcoming school year.
If your child(ren) are NOT returning to Saint Anne Parish School next year, please contact Brittney Lazarz at firstname.lastname@example.org before February 10, 2019 to avoid being charged the non-refundable $250 per child registration fee.
*If you are unable to complete the registration electronically, please contact Brittney Lazarz and she will assist you with the process. email@example.com 847-381-0311
Mrs. Dawn Kapka